Sunday, May 01, 2011

Now I Understand Why Jack Layton Wants To Abolish The Senate...

The Conservatives have 52 Senate Seats. The Liberals have 46 Senate Seats. The NDP have 0 Senate Seats. Good luck trying to pass your bills into law Jack. Jack may get a majority, and he may push all his bills past 3rd reading, but who's going to put them into law?

If the Conservative Party doesn't have a majority and the NDP & BQ form a coalition, how long would it be before the stalemate would send us back to the polls? Could the Governor General use this as a way to deny the reins of power to Jack Layton if he tries to form a coalition?

I'm no political genius; I just pretend to be one on the intertubes. Will someone with some knowledge in this area enlighten me?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

He can form a government...but the senate doesn't have to pass it! its that whole sober second thought thingy!

Paul MacPhail said...

Sober second thought...might need that after election day as I suspect that if people wake up to an NDP government the only way they'll be able to handle the orange crush is with lots of Vodka.

defgh said...

Maybe that's why he wants to re-open the constitution. (Political suicide)

It's not about Qu├ębec's signature, it's about their socialist agenda.

Bec said...

You are the first that I've seen that recognized this fact and is also one of the reasons that I have tried to relax.

There are still some losers in there and the Libs can make things challenging but when push comes to shove, this would save our nation, somewhat.

Btw, I didn't get a chance to post on your previous post about the PEI rally....GO PEI GO! I wish I was there to help you except for the black flies....:)

Paul MacPhail said...

It's May 1st. There's no black flies, no mosquitoes and only a few skunks out (relax anti-Sun readers, I said "skunks" not "skanks"!). It's colder than a mother-in-law's kiss right now.